Truck Accidents

Trucking Accidents in New Orleans, LA

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) in 2009 there were approximately 296000 traffic crashes in which large commercial vehicles and 18 wheeler trucks were involved across the country. In 2009 in Louisiana alone there were over 3,500 truck accidents of which 100 were fatal and which caused over 3,000 injuries. Due to the enormous size and tremendous weight of these vehicles the injuries that result from collisions with large trucks and commercial vehicles can often be very serious and can easily result in death. Spinal cord and brain damage, paralysis, amputation, broken bones, neck and back injuries are just some of the life-altering injuries that can occur in a large truck accident. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident that involved a large truck or commercial vehicle, then Peirce Hammond of the Hammond Law Firm, LLC in New Orleans, LA can help you determine if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

While it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the exact cause(s) of accidents invloving large trucks and commercial vehicles, there are several factors that these types of accidents can be attributed to including:

  • Excessive speed
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving under the influence or while intoxicated
  • Insufficient training or experience
  • Catastrophic equipment failure
  • Tire blow-out and loss of control
  • Jackknifing of attached trailer
  • Under-ride impacts
  • Blind spots

 

Although these are just some of the possible causes for truck accidents, there are a myriad more reasons that trucks could become involved in an injurious or fatal accident in Louisiana. What is important to understand is that when it is time for insurance companies to get involved, you need to have an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer protecting your best interests. At the Hammond Law Firm, LLC in New Orleans, LA, our personal injury attorneys have the legal knowledge and courtroom experience to help you seek the compensation that you may be entitled to if you or a loved one were injured or killed in a large truck or commercial vehicle accident in the state of Louisiana.

Contact the Hammond Law Firm, LLC in New Orleans, LA

If you would like to schedule your free consultation and review of your truck accident injury case, then contact Hammond Law Firm, LLC, in New Orleans, LA today! Our expert personal injury attorneys know what it takes to recover damages from truck accidents in Louisiana. We can handle all of the aspects of your personal injury case so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries without having to experience undue stress and anxiety about your legal case. We will carefully collect the information regarding your case, the accident, police reports, and witness statements when preparing your case. Peirce Hammond and the legal professionals at Hammond Law Firm, LLC can help you!

By Peirce Hammond